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Master J. A. Ware

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Great, well researched and engaging book.

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Reviewed: 11-07-20

A must listen for any Floyd fans, especially thoee who can't get their head around the syd era.

Every creative should read this

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Reviewed: 26-04-20

I wish I'd discovered and read this book 5 years ago,

Every creative should read this, especially those who have recently graduated in the arts and is feeling lost with where to go next.

Possibly the best book on music I've ever read

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Reviewed: 30-01-19

Utterly fascinating book, both funny and moving in places.

Many books on music can be dry and opinionated, however Joe Boyd's reflection on this era through his own experiences and career are heartfelt and genuine without falling victim to glowing nostalgia, for this book also shares insight into the darker parts of the decade.

A must read for any musician, the conclusions drawn in closing chapter are worth the purchase alone.

fantastic

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Reviewed: 29-05-18

Well written and fascinating autobiography, it also offers great context of the world Glass was in during his still active musical career.

Utterly crushing, beautifully written.

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Reviewed: 02-02-18

fantastic book, gripping and beautifully written.

The descriptions of the moonlit countryside passing as they sailed was a highlight.

A single day

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Reviewed: 06-11-17

I was Intrigued to read this book after seeing the fantastic film 'the hours' which borrows heavily from this film.

Clarissa dalloway throws a party, whereas Woolfe throws you deep into the consciousness of each character, making you realise that a single day can capture everything you've ever thought in your life.

Cathy don't wait, your no longer making time.

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Reviewed: 27-10-17

The guitarist from the brilliant band Slowdive mentioned this book as a source of inspiration for their latest album's lyrical material which inspired me to give it a go.

Wuthering heights is more of a gothic drama than the romantic novel I was expecting and much of the book I felt would require being read rather than heard to fully appreciate.

The book documents the doomed love story between an adopted, nomadic young man and the privileged daughter he falls in love with. From this initial love interest explodes a sometimes confusing and incestuous tale of how love can tear people and families apart.

My relatively uneducated brain enjoyed the book and the imagery it created, but the ultimate message for me was = if you live in rural Yorkshire, you may sleep with your cousin.

would recommend for the seasoned reader.

Perfect

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Reviewed: 28-06-17

A perfect travel book, Bryson's observations of small town America are both humerous and educational.

Dispite the sarcasm and negativity he displays towards the majority of things, there is a fondness in his writing as he revisits the things from his childhood.

There is an underlying poignancy to this book, despite making fun of his father in particular he clearly deeply loved the man and the less than spectacular places he took Bryson. his father is described in a very relatable way.

This book ultimately shows that small town life can appear mundane and stagnant, yet it offers a comforting stability when you return to it many years after leaving. Fantastic and I plan to read all his books.

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like bland, warm and comforting porridge.

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Reviewed: 25-06-17

Dan Gable is a legend within wrestling/mma/bjj circles for being one of the finest Olympic wrestlers and wresting coaches. however this book is pretty dull and uninteresting.

this book is essentially short stories from Dan's life , all seem to have a underlying moral message underneath them. There is little information on the technical aspects of the sport or dans actual career. The nature of the book results in a vauge and cobbled together collection of stories.

An incredibly easy listen, but it is the audio equivalent of bland but comforting porridge. Very well read though.

Hands of Stone

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Reviewed: 22-06-17

Duran is one of the best boxers of all time, in the ring he had a viciousness it was hard to rival. like many boxers, Duran had a extremely poor and tough upbringing. This book looks into his life and upbringing and how he went from a small child begging for food outside local resturants to a millionaire that always gave back to his roots.